Relax and Revive: Vancouver's Most Romantic Things to Do

Whether you’re spending a romantic weekend or planning a spur-of-the-moment surprise, Vancouver’s beautiful landscape, views and fun things to do making wooing your sweetie a breeze.

Whistler’s Scandinave Spa is about an hour and 45 minutes from the city and it’s well worth the drive. Book a couple’s massage and enjoy the hot and cold pools for some hydrotherapy–it’s ridiculously relaxing and beautiful. The drive is close enough that you can make a day trip, otherwise spend the night.

If your idea of a good time is getting in the kitchen and preparing a meal together, you'll want to check out The Dirty Apron Cooking School. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or a beginner in the kitchen, you'll leave full, and with some new skills to whip out next time you're in the kitchen at home.

The couple that bikes together, stays together! Well, that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but you get the idea. You can walk, ride, run or blade along the Seawall, but a bike ride is one of the best ways to cover the most ground. For something extra romantic, rent a tandem-bicycle. If it’s your first time, expect to laugh a lot–especially when you both try to navigate the initial balance issues. However, it’s easy once you get the hang of it. Single bikes are always an option, too! Make sure to stop at one of the many restaurants or pubs for a break. Or, pack a picnic to bring with you.


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Constructed in an authentic Ming Dynasty-style, the garden is renowned as being the first of its type built since the late 15th century. Traditional materials from Suzhou, the Garden City of the People's Republic, were used in the construction....  Read More

Grouse Mountain is open all year long for outdoorsmen and women to enjoy. Hike the Grind, or ride up the Gondola to reach the top, and once there, the scene of the city and ocean in front of you will captivate you, leaving you speechless and in...  Read More

Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tour

Horse-drawn carriage tours are featured in this spectacular park during late spring, summer, and early fall. The hour-long narrated tours travel through the forest, past the rose gardens, and along the waterfront. Make sure to have your camera...  Read More

Stretching 5.5-miles (8.8km) around Stanley Park, this lovely jaunt is perfect on a sunny day to bike, walk, run and blade around. Going around the Seawall is best enjoyed with a few stops here and there, and fortunately for you, there are...  Read More

This stunning piece of shoreline offers views of North Shore Mountains, Howe Sound, Stanley Park, Vancouver's skyline, passing cruise ships and spectacular sunsets. Both beaches have large sandy shorelines, as well as grassy areas ideal for...  Read More

A majestic and lush rainforest set in the heart of North Vancouver is calling. The park is loaded with hiking trails, natural swimming pools, an ecology centre, and a suspension bridge. And, the best part of it all is that everything is free....  Read More

The Willow Stream Spa is a luxury spa located on the 5th floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. The spa has a stunning view like none other; it overlooks the water and North Shore Mountains. Willow Stream Spa's vision is pure, natural, and...  Read More

Outside the City

The Sea to Sky Gondola takes you on a 10-minute ride up the mountain to the Summit Lodge. Once at the top, this magnificent piece of nature is yours to explore. There are hiking trails, a suspension bridge, viewing platforms, mountain biking...  Read More

The cooking school is much sought after and classes fill up well in advance so it's best to sign up for a class as soon as you can. If a class is full, you can request to be put on a wait list if they have any cancellations. The kitchen is...  Read More

Scandinave Spa in Whistler is an oasis that's worth making the trek to from Vancouver. Open throughout the year, Scandinave is a magical place to go any given month. Step inside the serene building, check-in and head to the luxurious change...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha

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